Wet cough in an infant (how and what to treat)
Before you tell us about the most important tips on how to cure a wet cough in an infant, you need to know about the symptoms and the reasons for its appearance.
For those who do not know, cough is divided into a dry cough and wet (or wet). Now we will talk about a wet cough.
As a rule, a cough with phlegm in both children and an adult tells about catarrhal diseases:
- bronchitis (which can become chronic if the treatment is not good enough),
- inflammation of the tonsils (pharyngeal),
- sinusitis, and others.
Nevertheless, it is not necessary to sound an alarm if you notice a one-time wet cough in an infant. After all, a normal healthy baby can cough up to 8-10 times a day. Why? Because particles of dust or something like that can get into the lungs and the larynx. In this case, coughing is a natural way of purification.
But, in another case, cough is an important symptom by which parents determine the need for treatment. If with a wet cough in an infant you can observe:
- The rise in temperature (above 37.5), which does not subside for several days.
- Sudden and sudden occurrence of a cough that does not disappear in a certain period.
- Appearance of shortness of breath and respiratory failure.
- The appearance of strong sputum and mucus on coughing.
- The appearance of a rash or other allergic reaction.